Medicine Creek Winery : Friday Night Flights at the Winery!

first_imgFriday, June 24th – Live Music by Austin Radio!Angie Ward and Mark Medalen of Austin Radio will be rocking the house from 4-8pm. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0We know the sunshine is coming so we have our NEW garden area ready for you to enjoy! Beginning Friday June 10th and June 24th Medicine Creek Winery will be extending their hours of operation to include Fridays from 3PM to 8PM. Starting in July, we will be open every Friday night. You can enjoy a glass of your favorite wine or try a flight of three wines while sitting in our new outdoor garden area. The perfect way to unwind from the long work week!MORE UPCOMING EVENTS: Sunday, June 19th – Father’s Day at the Winery!Mother’s Day was so much fun we have had requests to do something just as special for Father’s Day.  So, bring DAD on Sunday June 19th         to taste his favorite wines.  Dads are free. Danny James will be playing live at the winery. Danny is a great performer and loves to play to an audiance.  Plan to hang out as long as you would like and enjoy the atmosphere & music.center_img Friday July 1st – Live Music by Danny JamesSaturday July 23rd –  Italian wine makers dinner at the winery.  Stay tuned for more information soon.Check the website for special events such as music, BBQ, Etc. over the summer.  We will be posting details very soon!We look forward to seeing you there!Thank you,MCWlast_img read more

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Thinking Of Replacement Windows For Your Home? Choose The Right…

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin8 Submitted by Energy Efficiency FirstWindows provide our homes with light, warmth, and fresh air.  But because windows are thermal holes, they can also reduce a home’s energy efficiency.  To reduce energy costs and to help keep the home’s temperature consistently comfortable, many people opt to replace old drafty windows with new energy-efficient windows.The cost effectiveness of replacing windows depends on the condition of your home and your existing windows.If you notice an issue that will decrease your home’s durability, like water damage, it is paramount that you track down and address the root cause and repair the damage.  When this scenario involves a window, the rotted window may be the symptom, not the source, of the leak.  Find and stop the source of the leak, then replace the window and rotten framing.  A complete window replacement is best because it allows you to integrate the new window fully into the wall with new water-shedding flashing, air-sealing foam, and high-quality water sealants.If your home’s existing windows are old, leaky or damaged, installing replacement windows will generally pay for itself, in the form of lower energy bills, within 2 to 10 years.  EnergyStar.gov estimates that you will save from 7 to 24 percent on energy costs if you install Energy Star qualified windows; the percentage will be on the high end if you are replacing old single-paned windows. In the same vein, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a typical homeowner in the Northwest will save $258 a year when replacing single-pane windows and $112 a year when replacing double-pane, clear glass windows with double pane, argon filled, low-e coated windows that are Energy Star qualified.Two years ago one of our clients wrote us a letter thanking us for professionally installing insulation and replacement windows in her home, citing her energy bills dropped by half and she felt more comfortable.When it comes to installing replacement high-efficiency windows, both the federal government and your local utility are on your side.  In homes heating with electric, Puget Sound Energy offers a rebate of up to $1,500 for replacement windows.  Congress offers a $200 tax credit that can go up to $500 if replacement doors are involved.SELECTING REPLACEMENT WINDOWS      It’s important to realize that when you remove a window from a wall, you’re left with a large hole in your house. You should plug that hole with something that will perform well, last long, and look good.Choose Based on Energy Performance Expectations  When it comes to energy efficiency, you can’t trust your eyes alone.  Two windows that look exactly alike can perform very differently.  The invisible parts of a window combine to boost performance, energy efficiency, and comfort.  Different glass coatings, gas fillings, and spacers between glass panels are impossible to differentiate visually.  They can be verified only through laboratory tests and the associated ratings that come from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star Program and from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).  Any window worth using boasts a sticker revealing its Energy Star and NRFC rating.The two most important factors considered by Energy Star and the NFRC are:U-factor:  This value expresses the window’s heat loss rate.  It is based on the energy performance of all the window’s component parts, operating as a whole (the number of panes of glass, the thickness of each glass pane, the coatings on the glass, the gas in between the glass, and the material from which the sash and frame are made).   Smaller numbers (0.35 or less) mean greater energy efficiency and comfort. The lower the U-factor, the better.  In the Northwest, windows must have a U-factor of 0.3 or lower to receive the Puget Sound Energy rebate and the federal tax credit.Solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC): Percentage of the sun’s radiant heat getting into your house. In colder climates, like the Northwest, a higher SHGC is okay, even good.  In the Northwest, windows may have an SHGC rating as high as .4 and still receive the federal tax credit.  Windows in Florida, by comparison, can get the tax credit with an SHGC rating of .27 or below.The following “invisible” window characteristics affect U-factor and SHGC:Gas filling: Like air, argon is nontoxic, clear, and odorless, but it’s a better insulator. The optimal gap between panes of glass is 1⁄2 in.Low-emittance (low-e) coatings: These are nearly transparent metal films. All low-e coatings bounce radiant heat back into the home in the winter. Most reflect the sun’s radiant heat in summer, too.Double-glazing:  A “glazing” is one layer of glass.  The more glazes, the higher the U-factor.  Two layers of glass (double glazing) are standard. Triple-glazing is a good idea in very cold areas.  Sometimes the different layers of glass will have different tints or coatings on them to affect the rate of light verses solar heat (SHGC) that can get into the home through the window.Warm-edge spacers: Specialized rubbers, foams, and plastics that improve U-factor and reduce condensation or thermal bridging through the glass itself.Choosing Based on Framing Material  Choosing window framing material is an important part of window selection. The material from which a window frame is made greatly affects its energy performance.  Framing material and construction also affect durability, maintenance, aesthetics, and cost.From an energy-efficiency perspective, the frame material should be as thermally non-conductive as possible.   A rate of thermal conductivity is a measurement of how quickly heat travels through an object from an area of a higher temperature to an area of a lower temperature.  Materials that have very tightly bound molecules allow faster heat conduction.  Wood, vinyl, and fiberglass provide greater thermal resistance than metal, which is very dense and conducts heat quickly.A few interesting facts about wood, aluminum, walls, and relativity:Green construction companies like ours know, when it comes to wall construction, wood is considered to be very thermally conductive – its acts as a “thermal bridge.”  To stop wood wall studs from conducting heat to the outside, modern wall-construction methods place a layer of thermally non-conductive material on the outside, such as foam insulation board.  This acts as a thermal break, keeping more heat in the wall.  Yet, in the world of windows, wood window frames rank highly on the list of recommended framing material with the U.S. Department of Energy calling wood a “good insulator.”  This just goes to show that relativity is a key concept when it comes to window framing material and energy efficiency; how thermally conductive is the frame compared with other available frames.While wood, in the world of windows, is considered a good insulator, metal is such a great heat conductor that, in colder climates, metal frame windows have been phased out.  Not easy to give up, aluminum window manufactures now make aluminum windows with a thermal break sandwiched in the middle, and these are still sold in warmer climates.  We haven’t yet seen a wood window manufactured with a thermal break sandwiched in the middle, yet.  Perhaps this will come in the next generation.   Vinyl and fiberglass window manufacturers, however, have begun filling their window frames with foam insulation.Perhaps someday windows will approach the R-values of today’s walls.  Even the most energy efficient window we could find in today’s marketplace, however, which has a U-factor of .16, is only one-third as efficient as a standard wall.  A U-factor of .16 translates into an R-value of 6.25.  By comparison, the Washington building code requires that walls be constructed to R-19.  Eventually, the marketplace might support, or regulations might require, the commonplace manufacture of windows containing a thermal brake, insulation, and perhaps 4-5 layers of glazing filled with krypton gas.  Until then, we recommend that consumers strive to purchase the most energy efficient window frame available and within budget.Official guidance on window frame material:The U.S. Department of Energy, the National Fenestration Rating Council, and other experts, such as Fine Home Building Magazine, provide the following guidance about the energy efficiency, durability, and affordability of the window frame materials commonly available in the Northwest market.  This guidance, and the stated U-factors, is for the window frames only without relation to the insulated glass units that fit inside.Wood Frames:  Wood window frames insulate relatively well with a typical U-factor of 0.5.  But they also expand and contract in response to weather. Wood frames also require regular maintenance, such as paint.  When well-maintained, wood windows should last a long time.  Aluminum or vinyl cladding of the wood window reduces maintenance requirements, but adds expense.  Even without the cladding, wood windows are more expensive than vinyl.  Wood windows are typically less expensive than fiberglass.Fiberglass Frames:  Fiberglass window frames are dimensionally stable and are stronger than vinyl.  There are no maintenance requirements, although fiberglass can be painted.  The hollow cavities of fiberglass frames can be filled with insulation.  Un-insulated fiberglass frames typically have a U-factor of 0.5.  When insulated, the U-factor of fiberglass frames decreases to 0.33, which makes them thermally superior to standard wood frames.  The relative cost of fiberglass is more expensive than a standard wood window and more expensive than vinyl.  Vinyl Frames:  Vinyl window frames are usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with ultraviolet light (UV) stabilizers to keep sunlight from breaking down the material. Vinyl window frames do not require painting and have good moisture resistance. The hollow cavities of vinyl frames can be filled with insulation.  Un-insulated vinyl frames typically have a U-factor of 0.5.  When insulated, the U-factor of vinyl frames decreases to 0.33, which makes them thermally superior to standard wood frames and provides the same performance as fiberglass frames.  Vinyl windows are almost always less expensive than wood and fiberglass.Some environmental groups argue that vinyl is too toxic to be considered green, even though an insulated vinyl window has a lower U-factor than a wood frame. Vinyl is very stable, so there’s really not any human health risk to the homeowner.  The concern is that the chemicals used to make vinyl windows can be harmful during the manufacturing process and at the end of its use upon disposal.  This is weighed by many against the benefit of more and more homeowners being able to afford a durable window that enhances the thermal performance and energy efficiency of their home.Most of our window clients opt for vinyl framed, double pane, argon gas, and low-e coated windows.  They look good, last a long time, are maintenance free, and they are affordable, even when selecting the upper level, higher quality and foam insulated windows.Choosing Based on Manufacturer and WarrantyThere are bad windows made from wood, vinyl, and fiberglass, just as there are good windows made from each of these materials.  You have to pay attention to the window construction and to the warranties offered by the manufacturer.Whatever the window framing material, look for windows with the following characteristics:  The connections where the frame joins together must be tightly sealed to keep out water and air. Weather stripping needs to seal tightly after hundreds of window closings, rain wettings, sun exposures, and winter freezes.  Inexpensive and flimsy materials will not endure the test of time and weather.  Compressible gaskets like those used to seal car doors are the best.  Closures must be substantial enough to tightly clinch windows shut. Look carefully at these components and inquire about the window’s track record of performance.It is also best to stick with windows that come with a good warranty.  Warranties reflect a manufacturer’s confidence in its product’s durability. Good window companies offer a 20 year warranty on the window seal and 5-10 years on everything else (frame, sash, and hardware).  Even if a window is rated well by the NRFC, if a window manufacturer offers a prorated warranty and it is full of exclusions, such as non-transferability, you have to question the window.  Similarly, be wary of warranties that sound too good to be true and are more generous than what the mainline well-known companies can offer.Buy Local and Find a Qualified Professional Window InstallerAs a local company, we like to support other local businesses.  As a company that professionally installs vinyl windows and vinyl sliding glass doors in Thurston County, we are fortunate to have a quality vinyl window manufacturer right here in Washington State.  Everything about these products is local in that it comes from the Northwest.  This includes the sand used to roll the glass, which is mined near Spokane.  The glass is manufactured at a plant in Winlock.  The insulated glass units (IGUs) are assembled in Hood River, Oregon.  Finally, the IGUs are placed into custom made vinyl window frames in Spokane, Washington.  The basic window is a well-built double glazed window with low-e coatings and a pillow of argon gas between the glazings.  Options such as foam-filled insulated frames, triple glazing, enhanced-view screens, and special locking systems are available.It is also important to have your windows installed by a reputable, experienced professional window installer.  A poor installation practically will guarantee failure of even the most expensive, high-performance window.  At Energy Efficiency First, in partnership with Quality Renovation and Carpentry, our owner is an energy auditor with over 25 years of residential remodeling experience, and our installer has installed windows professionally for over 30 years, as his sole profession.  Now, his son installs windows with him.If you’re in the market for replacement windows, call us for a free consultation and estimate.CONSIDER IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE REST OF THE HOME FIRST There may be several reasons that you would consider replacement windows.  Perhaps you want to give your home a facelift and stop those annoying drafts that make you feel cold.  Perhaps the home is experiencing durability issues and it makes sense to address replacement windows in the process of repairing the damage.  If these are your reasons, go ahead and get your replacement windows now.  If, however, energy and cost savings are the motivator, make windows the second stop on your road to success.  Or said another way, pick the less expensive, low hanging fruit first:Air seal the building envelope to stop wasteful air infiltration through HVAC, electrical, and plumbing penetrations, and more.In the attic, install as close to R-49 (loose fill) insulation as possible.Completely fill the joist bays in the floor with fiberglass batts that fit snugly to the under-floor.Insulate the walls, preferably with dense-packed blown cellulose that will provide air sealing benefits.Insulate and air seal the forced-air duct work the leaks air you paid to heat into the crawl space.Now you’re ready for energy-efficient replacement windows:  There is no denying that a new double-pane or triple-pane window with argon gas and low-e coating will seriously outperform a single-pane window, especially one with an older aluminum frame.CONSIDER IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EXISTING WINDOWS If your budget is tight of if you already have double pane windows, energy efficiency improvements to existing windows can also help:  replacing only the window sash, adding storm windows, caulking and weather stripping, and using window treatments or coverings.If the existing frame and sill are in good condition, you can swap the sash for an energy-efficient upgrade.  The sash is the part that holds the glass and sits inside the stationary window frame.  To replace the sash, remove it and the parting stops, then install jamb liners against the sides of the window frame. The liners form a tight seal with the new sash. Many manufacturers have replacement-sash kits designed for their older frames.  A sash swap out is not recommended for homes in the Northwest with older aluminum frame windows.Adding storm windows can reduce air leakage and improve comfort. Unfortunately, when we price storm windows for clients, we find that a storm window is often just as expensive as a replacement window.  With modern window technologies and designs, replacement windows often are a better way to go.Caulking and weather stripping can reduce air leakage or infiltration around windows. Use caulk for stationary cracks, gaps, or joints less than one-quarter-inch wide, and weather stripping for building components that move, such as doors and operable windows. Window treatments or coverings can reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Most window treatments, however, aren’t effective at reducing air leakage.If you’re in the market to make your home more energy efficient, durable, and healthy, call us today.  We offer energy audits and building performance services to make your home or small business more energy efficient, comfortable, healthy, and durable.  We provide you with a free consultation and estimate. To learn more, click here.last_img read more

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14th Annual Summer’s End Car Show set for September 19

first_imgFacebook33Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of LaceyBobby Sox & the Jukebox will play from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the Summer’s End Car Show. Photo courtesy of The City of LaceyThe fact that summer is coming to an end is not all bad news! It means it’s time for the 14th Annual Summer’s End at Lacey Car Show.  Set for Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Huntamer Park, the show is open to all years/makes/models and past year’s have seen everything from a 1906 Holsman Horseless Carriage to a 2013 Tesla!   We also welcome motorcycles.In addition to all the cool vehicles to see, there will be a variety of vendors (food, crafts, commercial)and the Lacey Sunrise Lions provide car related games including the piston toss, lug nut challenge and the fan belt toss for kids and adults to participate in.  Live music will be provided by the oldies band Bobby Sox and the Juke box from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Car entries receive a good bag with a commemorative dash plaque (to the first 200) along with a photo of their car taken at the entrance.  In addition they contend for 50 different awards. Also, the winner of Show Favorite will have their vehicle featured on all of next year’s promotional items.The cost to enter a vehicle is just $15 if pre-registered by September 11, or $20 at the gate.  Proceeds from the event go to purchase defibrillators for small community fire departments via Cool Creek Nites Car Club.  The event is free to attend. Visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us/events for more info.Car Shows are held every weekend in every community but Summer’s End is special because of the beautiful location at Huntamer park, the family games and activities, the great variety of vehicles you might see, and the vendors and live music truly make this a great event for the whole family!last_img read more

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Olympia Federal Savings Named Top Place to Work for 4th Straight…

first_imgFacebook62Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Federal SavingsFor the fourth straight year, Seattle Business magazine named Olympia Federal Savings (OlyFed) as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in Washington State. In fact, OlyFed ranked number six in the midsize companies’ category and this marks the fifth year that OlyFed has made the list.“This award is truly a reflection of the high-quality employees who’ve dedicated their careers to serving our customers and community,” said Lori Drummond, president and CEO at Olympia Federal Savings.Seattle Business Magazine rates companies based on confidential employee responses to an in-depth survey that includes benefits, communication, culture, retention, leadership, performance, decision making, recognition, training, and workplace environment.last_img read more

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Watch : Nemanja Matic and his kids wait outside the Portugal dressing room to…

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8cexWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezsb9q( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 305Would you ever consider trying this?😱etc6Can your students do this? 🌚vijjrbRoller skating! Powered by Firework Nemanja Matic was seen outside the dressing room of Portugal with his kid and one of the friends of his kid to take a picture with Cristiano Ronaldo. The incident happened after the match between Portugal and Serbia in Euro qualifiers. The match between Portugal and Serbia ended with a scoreline of 4-2 in favour of Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo also scored one goal for Portugal in this match.Advertisement  Advertisement The match was controlled by the Portuguese side for most of the time. They were ahead by one goal with a goal of William Carvalho after the first half of the match. Goncalo Guedes scored the second goal of the match at the 58th minute. Nikola Milenkovic pulled one goal back at the 68th minute of the match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the third goal for Portugal at the 80th minute of the match. However, Mitrovic again pulled one back for Serbia. Bernardo Silva finally scored the winner for Portugal at the dying minutes of the match.After the end of the match, the Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic went to the Portuguese dressing room with his kids to take a picture with the star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo also looked very much friendly with the kids of Matic while taking the picture.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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CEO Named at Count Basie Theatre

first_imgRED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre has announced the appointment of Adam Philipson as its new chief executive officer.Philipson will also serve as the CEO of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation, the fundraising arm of the organization.Philipson, who is relocating to Red Bank from Santa Clarita, Calif., served as the managing director for the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia, Calif. for the past five years. There he grew the facility into a premier presenting arts venue while developing exemplary educational and community outreach programs.In addition, Philipson also served as president of California Presenters and as chairman of the Performing Arts Center K-12 Outreach Advisory Committee.Philipson will start at the Basie on Nov. 5, at which time Justine Robertson, currently interim CEO, will continue to be part of the management team and assume the role of chief operating officer.“I am delighted to be a part of the Count Basie Theatre and have the opportunity to build on the strong foundation that has been established,” Philipson said. “I look forward to working closely with the boards, the Basie team and the community to take this historic venue to the next level.”Prior to his work in Santa Clarita, Philipson helped launch the $45 million Broad Stage in Santa Monica where he was the assistant director. He brings to the Count Basie Theatre extensive experience in programming, fundraising, community outreach and educational programming for the arts.Named for the late Red Bank native jazz legend William “Count” Basie, the Count Basie Theatre operates with an annual budget of $7.5 million, offering 180 performances each year to more than 187,000 attendees. The theater has a $13 million annual economic impact on the Borough of Red Bank.In addition to providing a broad spectrum of entertainment, and having more than 1,700 members, the theater serves 1,000 students in The Performing Arts Academy and recently won national recognition when it was named a partner in The Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education Program, based in Washington, D.C.“We are honored that a manager of Mr. Philipson’s caliber has selected our theater as his next professional venture,” said Raymond Moser, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre Board of Trustees.“Adam is the ideal person to maintain and further develop the world class venue that the people in the community and region have come to expect and deserve,” added Tom Widener, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation.DHR International conducted a nationwide search for the Count Basie Theatre, led by James Abruzzo. “We were searching for a proven leader who has a demonstrated ability to visualize and execute the emersion of performing arts into a community,” Abruzzo said. ”Adam has that ability, as well as the persona to bring others on board and  excite them about what’s going on at the Count Basie Theatre.”Philipson, originally from New York City, has an extensive 16-year-long professional acting background which included roles in several off-Broadway performances, two national tour theatrical productions and one Broadway role with more than 400 performances as Eugene Morris Jerome in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. In addition, he also has more than 100 national and local television and radio commercials and appearances in more than 25 episodic television programs and feature films.Philipson is in the process of relocating his family to the area. His wife, Alma, a certified public accountant, is from Puebla, Mexico, and their children (as well as Adam) are bilingual.“We look forward to living in this community, learning more about its needs, and getting to know all the individuals, organizations, and others who rely upon the Count Basie Theatre to bring performing arts into their lives,” Alma Philipson said.last_img read more

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Monmouth Medical Rocks at Roll Out the Ribbon Event

first_imgVyntEdge, with guitarists Robert Zanni, far right, pediatric pulmonologist at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, and Chris Terry, far left, projects coordinator at Monmouth Medical Center, rocks the room at Monmouth Medical Center’s Roll Out the Ribbon Cancer Awareness event Thursday, Sept. 12, at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. View video The Two River Times™ coverage on the web at tworivertimes.com.last_img

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McLaughlin’s trick helps Leafs square road swing

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsConnor McLaughlin scored three times to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-1 victory over the Eagles in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the Recreation Center in Sicamous.The win evened the road swing through the Shuswap Division for the Leafs. Nelson opened the trip with a 6-3 loss Friday to Revelstoke.Nelson closes out the three-game road swing this afternoon in Armstrong against the 11-9 North Okanagan Knights. The Knights lost 6-4 to Princeton Saturday.Despite being out shot 35-22, the Leafs held period leads to 1-0 and 2-0. McLaughlin’s second period marker came on the power play. Gavin Currie had two assists while Cody Abbey registered his first point in six games, assisting on McLaughlin’s second goal of the contest.
  Marcus Beesley had a bounce back game to pick up the win in goal for Nelson.Friday at the Forum in Revelstoke, the Grizzlies exploded for five goals on special teams en route to doubling the Leafs.The Grizz scored four consecutive times with the man advantage — two late in the first period and a pair to start the second — to grab the easy win. The final special teams tally came with Revelstoke playing short-handed.Marcus Dahl opened the scoring for Nelson before the Leafs ran into penalty troubles.With Riley Henderson serving a cross checking minor Garett Kemmler got the home side going. Brooks Christensen put Revelstoke in front for good with another power play marker with nine seconds remaining in the frame.Reid Blinkhorn and Dylan Rota scored power play goals just over two minutes apart to start the second to give the Grizz a commanding 4-1 advantage.Nelson cut the margin to 5-3 on goals by McLaughlin and Connor Enright before period ended but could get no closer. Devon Hascarl added a short-handed tally for Revelstoke with time running out in the third.The Grizzlies out shot Nelson 42-33, including a 25-3 advantage in the second period.ICE CHIPS: The three goals gives Connor McLaughlin, riding a three-game point streak, the team lead with nine. . . . Currie still leads Nelson in scoring with 22 points, seven in front of Colton Schell. . . .Friday Leaf minor hockey grad Adam DiBella registered no points against his hometown team. . . . The 9-10 Leafs are 1-1 in the month of November after closing out October with a 5-4 record. . .Friday’s contest in Revelstoke was the first meeting between the two teams since the Grizz dispatched the Leafs in five games during the 2010 KIJHL Final.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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R/T’s Bennett shoots even par to capture Christina Lake title

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsStop two on the West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf circuit and another Rossland/Trail player claims the top prize.Kevin Bennett fired an even-par 72 to edge home-course favourite Tanner Kopan by three shots to claim the overall title Sunday at the Christina Lake Golf and Country Club.Bennett’s teammate Brenan Moroney won the opening stop on the tour in Balfour.Bennett was one of four players — Kopan (75), Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake (76) and Tyler McKay of RTCC (79) — to break 80 during the 18-hole tournament on the 6,760-yard, par 72 track.Kopan won the 17-18 year-old division, edging Hoodicoff by one stroke. Nolan Taylor of Granite Pointe finished third with an 82.McKay won the 15-16 year-old category over Garrett Underwood of Champion Lakes with an 83.Moroney was third at 84.Trevor Pereverzoff of Christina Lake topped the 13-14 division with a scored of 82. Ryan Fullerton of Rossland/Trail was second at 92 followed by Isaac Janzen of Creston at 95.The tour shifts to Nakusp Saturday before stopping at Granite Pointe Sunday.Bennett top point standingsKevin Bennett tops the overall standings after two stops on the West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf circuit with 40 points.Tanner Kopan is second five points behind Bennett with Jordan Hoodikoff third.Tyler McKay is fourth with Nolan Taylor of Granite Pointe tied for fifth with Trevor Pereverzoff, each with 22 points.B.C. Amateur playdowns later this monthThe Castlegar Golf & Country Club and Granite Point Golf Club will be hosting the Zone play downs for region, the events are May 28th and 29th  at Castlegar & Granite Pointe. The top players gain automatic entry into the B.C. Amateur Men’s Golf Championship July 12-15 at the Dunes in Kamloops.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Weir lone Kootenay players in hunt at Women’s Amateur; Baker, Crispin compete at Senior tourney in Victoria

first_imgChristina Proteau of Port Alberni is third at 1-under-par.The BC Women’s Championship is a 72-hole gross stroke play competition with a cut after 36 holes to top 40 and ties (based on a field of 60).The tournament concludes Friday at Christina Lake.Meanwhile, Kootenay golfers Cherie Baker of Creston and Roma Crispin of Balfour finished well down the pack at the B.C. Senior Women’s Tournament last month at Highland Pacific Golf Club in Victoria.Baker finished tied for 29th spot with a final score of 269.Crispin was two shots behind Baker in at 271 tied for 36th spot.Jackie Little of Port Alberni won the tournament with a three round total 232. Kate Weir, now golfing out of Swan-e-set Bay Resort but formerly from Trail, currently sits tied for 19th after one round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championships Tuesday at the Christina Lake Golf Club.Weir, firing a round of 84, is 17 shots off the torrid pace set by A Ram Choi of Surrey.Choi carded an opening round 67 to hold a two-stroke advantage over Kyla Inaba of Kelowna.last_img read more

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